The Book of Words Books In Publication Order
- The Baker’s Boy (1995)
- A Man Betrayed (1996)
- Master and Fool (1996)
Sword of Shadows Books In Publication Order
- A Cavern of Black Ice (1999)
- A Fortress of Grey Ice (2003)
- A Sword from Red Ice (2007)
- Watcher of the Dead (2010)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Barbed Coil (1997)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- The Book of Words (2000)
The Book of Words Book Covers
Sword of Shadows Book Covers
Standalone Novels Book Covers
Short Story Collections Book Covers
J.V. Jones Books Overview
The first novel in a brilliantly crafted trilogy. As the King of the Four Kingdoms lays dying, traitorous conspirators prepare a political marriage to ensure their control of the crown. But the young Melliandra refuses to betroth a sinister Prince and flees the castle in the company of a miracle working kitchen apprentice.
As the demented Prince Kylock prepares to wed the beautiful, crazy Catherine, a war is brewing, fueled by the ambitious prince’s recently unleashed Machiavellian power, placing the destiny of the entire empire in danger.
The Known Lands are teetering on the brink of war. Alliances are made, armies are mobilized, and once proud loyalties are shattered. Desperate to avoid worldwide catastrophe, Jack, the baker’s boy, must find Melli and Tawl and learn to harness the full strength of his magic to face his ultimate destiny a final confrontation with the murderously evil and power mad Kylock.
HIGH ADVENTURE ON THE SWORD EDGE OF DESTINYAs a newborn Ash March was abandoned left for dead at the foot of a frozen mountain. Found and raised by the Penthero Iss, the mighty Surlord of Spire Vanis, she has always known she is different. Terrible dreams plague her and sometimes in the darkness she hears dread voices from another world. Iss watches her as she grows to womanhood, eager to discover what powers his ward might possess. As his interest quickens, he sends his living blade, Marafice Eye, to guard her night and day. Raif Sevrance, a young man of Clan Blackhail, also knows he is different, with uncanny abilities that distance him from the clan. But when he and his brother survive an ambush that plunges the entire Northern Territories into war, he yet seeks justice for his own…
even if means he must forsake clan and kin. Ash and Raif must learn to master their powers and accept their joint fate if they are to defeat an ancient prophecy and prevent the release of the pure evil known as the End Lords.
J.V. Jones is a striking writer.’ So says Robert Jordan, the author of The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series. And Jones lives up to that praise in the highly charged epic adventure of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, two outcasts whose fates are entwined by fate and by need, in the cold, dark world that threatens to be torn asunder by a war to end all wars. They are but two of many who fight the dreaded Endlords, but both Ash and Raif are special in unique ways that isolate them, yet which also enable them to perform heroic acts that might save their world. Raif, wrongly accused and cut off from his clan by the treachery of their new headsman, has a talent for killing that is part of his curse and his burden. But he bears another burden of greater weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an ancient race whose numbers have declined. Raised as a foundling, she never knew her true heritage, she must learn to accept the terrible gifts of her heritage. But as Ash learns more of her greater fate, Raif’s task looms dark and desperate, for he must journey through the nightmare realm of the Want, a place where even the Sull now fear to tread. For deep within the Want is the Fortress of Grey Ice, and there he must heal the breach in the Blindwall that already threatens the world. Should he fail, not even Ash’s powers can save them…
J.V. Jones made her impressive fantasy debut with the Book of Words trilogy Wonderful J.V. Jones is a striking writer. Robert Jordan. A Sword from Red Ice is the latest in the Sword of Shadows, a uniquely powerful epic fantasy series of enormous scope, peopled by fascinating, compelling characters whom readers will take to their hearts.
This sharply observed saga makes utterly real the hope and heartbreak of a cold, splintered world on the brink of a terrible war. A thousand years earlier, the Unmade, souls of the dead, shook the land and decimated the Sull, a legendary ancient people. The Blindwall, breached by power unleashed by enigmatic, powerful young Ash March, no longer will hold back the Unmade from the land of the living, so the Sull are readying for a war that must inevitably come.
Across the land, clans oblivious to the threat vie for dominance. Dangerous, arrogant clan chiefs urge their followers to frenzied battles, killing one another and plotting against rivals. And a darker threat comes from Spire Vanis, a city with a black heart of evil, whose rulers have long sought to control the outlying clanholds, and whose new protector, Marafice Eye, is bent on conquest.
As Ash trains to become the great mystic warrior predicted by the Sull, Raif Sevrance, who loves her and has been exiled from his clan, seeks to discover where he belongs. The Rift, a deep crevice in the barren land of the Want, draws him. And that puts him in grave danger, for the Rift is said also to be a crack between the world of the living and that of the Unmade.
Raif, Ash, and those whose fates are tied to them must follow their own paths with courage and faith in themselves and their goals, lest all be lost when the war with the Endlords is come.
The epic fourth novel of the Sword of Shadows fantasy seriesIn this powerful saga of redemption and renewal, J. V. Jones brings to vivid life the magnificent tapestry of a world at once desperately fighting for survival against supernatural monsters and rent by internecine warfare. The frozen land at the north of the world was once ruled by a legendary nation of superhuman warriors. But that age has passed, leaving ancient clans to struggle for dominance as supernatural forces beyond their control threaten their very existence. Amid the chaos of world changing violence, unlikely heroes emerge. An unwanted warrior, a forsaken woman of power, the betrayed widow of a slain clan chief: these are the heroes rising to claim what has been taken from them and to reshape the world. In a sharply observed narrative that illuminates these riven lives, Jones has crafted a human drama full of the excitement, suspense, and sheer storytelling power that have made the Sword of Shadows a fantasy series that transcends genre to become a memorable tale of human striving and triumph that speaks to readers as have few others.
There isn’t much abut Southern California that interests young Tessa McCamfrey until she stumbles upon a ring with the extraordinary power to transport her to an utterly different world. Once there, she discovers that she has a magical talent she can create luminous illustrations that influence other people’s lives. Learning of an evil king whose mind is controlled by a crown known as The Barbed Coil, and with the help of a mercenary and a nobleman, Tessa must use her unique abilities to save a land she barely knows. Simultaneous hardcover release from Aspect. 2 cassettes.